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What Is A K3 Visa?


The K3 VISA is another non-immigrant VISA used by foreigners to gain access to the United States before the ultimate act of gaining immigrant status. 

In this article, let us introduce the K3 Visa to you. 


Let us use the definition of the USCIS for this purpose, to wit:

The K-3 nonimmigrant visa is for the foreign-citizen spouse of a United States (U.S.) citizen. This visa category is intended to shorten the physical separation between the foreign citizen and U.S. citizen spouses by having the option to obtain a nonimmigrant K-3 visa overseas and enter the United States to await approval of the immigrant visa petition. K-3 visa recipients subsequently apply to adjust their status to a permanent resident (LPR) with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) upon approval of the petition. Because the spouse of a U.S. citizen applying for a nonimmigrant K-3 visa must have an immigrant visa petition filed on his or her behalf by his or her U.S. citizen spouse and pending approval, a K-3 applicant must meet some of the requirements of an immigrant visa. It should be noted that under U.S. immigration law, a foreign citizen who marries a U.S. citizen outside the U.S. must apply for the K-3 visa in the country where the marriage took place. 

Eligible children of K-3 visa applicants receive K-4 visas. Both K-3 and the K-4 visas allow their recipients to stay in the United States while immigrant visa petitions are pending approval by USCIS.”


The K3 Visa is for the foreign-citizen spouse of a United States citizen. You have the couple who is already married and is just awaiting a decision on the application to the United States immigration

Am I considered a “Spouse”?

According to US law, a spouse is a legally wedded husband or wife. There must be a lawful marriage between the husband and the wife for them to qualify under the K3 Visa. 

Are same-sex couples considered “Spouses”?

Yes, as addressed by the USCIS, the Same-sex spouses of U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents, along with their minor children, are now eligible for the same immigration benefits as opposite-sex spouses. This means that as long as they are considered spouses or are married under United States law, they get the same benefits as any other couple. 

Of course, this is not as straightforward in real life as it is in theory. If you are a same-sex couple, it is better to get our services so we can help you every step of the way.

Are people living together for a period considered “Spouses”?

No, merely living together does not qualify a marriage for immigration. However, if you are considered a common-law spouse in your country, you may get qualified. This is why it is important to get the help of a lawyer who can help you out in the process.

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We have been around. We have handled hundreds of cases of immigration. We can help you get your visa and work your way around getting that citizenship that you deserve. Haque Legal is here and you can find that the best kind of experience for you is to hire our law firm.

Here at Haque Legal, we always have your back. Make sure that on your first free consultation, we tell you everything that you need to know about your immigration case as well as the cost and the expenses that would be associated with it.

The consultation is free for the first time because we understand that you need to at least have that guidance coming from a reputable law firm and lawyer to assess your case. If you have concerns about your immigration and you need a lawyer to handle it you can always contact our law firm and we can talk about your situation and the best way that we can handle it, especially in terms of the expenses.

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The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

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